Thursday, April 18, 2013

Smeared & Smudged April Blog Hop

Yay, it's time for another Smeared & Smudged Blog Hop. The April theme is DIRTY VINTAGE!

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I used a digital stamp from Simply Betty called "The Oval Portrait" for my "dirty vintage" tag. I hope you like it!

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I printed the stamp out on lined design paper and colored the image with colored pencils and blended with mineral spirits. I then did some masking. I muddied up the image with brown shoe polish (using the provided sponge applicator) and splattered with black paint. I also gave it a little sparkle with copper glimmer mist. The tag is embellished with a skeleton key, a scrap of ruffle yarn, ribbon and twine.

Thanks for looking. Now it is time to slip over to Anna's to see how she interpreted the "dirty" vintage theme!

Because I am challenge obsessed, I am entering this tag in the following challenges:

Left of Center - ribbon/twine
613 Avenue Create - #15 anything goes
Haunted Design House - #165 skeletons
Desert Island Crafters - black, red, no markers, glitter
Addicted to Stamps (10) - #41 anything goes

~Wendy
                                

22 comments:

  1. Your design is just wonderful! Thank you so much for sharing it with us here at Through The Craft Room Door. Hugs, Rhea PassionatePaperCreations.blogspot.com

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  2. Oh I love this tag its brilliant, what a great creation, I want a dress like hers!! Thanks for dropping by my blog and leaving such kind words, Love Hazelxox

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  3. great minds think allike:) I love that you used shoe polish...I'm going to have to get me some I love the way this looks! the splatters the smudges the lines...just lovely!

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  4. I love this! The splatters are awesome.:)

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  5. Fabulous tag! Great use of shoe polish and the splatters look so authentic and aged. Gorgeous coloring, too! Thanks for playing in the dungeon with us at HDH.

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  6. Great idea to print on lined paper. Wonderful tag.

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  7. what a wonderful way to make this piece come to life. Beautifully done.
    susan s

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  8. Gorgeous tag Wendy, Love the grungy splatters and you have coloured the image beautifully :)

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  9. Oops forgot to say Thanks for sharing with us at Haunted Design House :)

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  10. This is so very beautiful. Love this tag

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  11. Gorgeous tag, Wendy! I love the yummy grunge factor paired with your beautiful colouring and image. Great embellishment too :)

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  12. Nice design - the splatter technique is very effective in highlighting your image. Thanks for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create.

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  13. So freaking great tag! :) Love all the splatters and the whole composion. You really made this dirty vintage! Such an inspiration! :)

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  14. Wonderful creation. Thanks for joining us at Left of Center Challenges.
    Hugs,
    Julia

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  15. What a cool tag! The colors look so vivid and rich. Thanks for joining us in our Anything Goes Challenge at ATSM!

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  16. Gorgeous tag! Love the way you distressed this, Wendy. Hey, If you add a bit of lace, you can enter it in the Simply Steampunk Challenge. (Or make something else, if you like...but...) You did a fabulous job with the image. xxD

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  17. Cool tag, love the distressing. Thanks for sharing with us at Haunted Design House x

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  18. Absolutely gorgeous, love those Abigail Larson images!!! Thanks for joining us at DICC. :)

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  19. I love it's running image and I love the splatter effect bg. Thanks for joining us at hdh x

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  20. WOW! So much lovely detail! Thanks so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show this week! - Ashli :)

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  21. loving your splattered and messy tag. i bet you had great fun creating this. Thanks for sharing with us at ATSM. Caz DT

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